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Depp accused of violence

Johnny Depp (AP)

Johnny Depp (AP)

Actress Amber Heard has given a statement to Los Angeles police in which she accused estranged husband Johnny Depp of domestic violence, her lawyers said on Tuesday, a week after she filed for divorce and obtained a restraining order against Depp.

Heard’s attorneys said in a statement that in an attempt to “protect her privacy and Johnny’s career” the actress initially declined to report to police a May 21 incident between her and Depp that she claimed left her with a bruised eye.

“Johnny’s team has forced Amber to give a statement to the LAPD to set the record straight as to the true facts …,” Heard’s lawyers Samantha Spector and Joseph P. Koenig said.

“Amber has suffered through years of physical and psychological abuse at the hands of Johnny,” they said.

Representatives for Depp did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Officer Liliana Preciado declined to comment, citing privacy. (Reuters)